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Best Wedding Photographers in Santa Clara, CA

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1777 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125 Rating

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5.0 (183)
5.0 (109)
5.0 (51)

Why choose this provider?

Steven Cotton Photography caters to the family photography needs of clients in Santa Clara and the surrounding areas. Owner and photographer Steven is a self-taught photographer who started with running a local sports photography website before eventually transitioning into portraiture. In 2016, photography became his full-time job. With each package, the clients get a minimum amount of images for a set amount of time. Steven usually gives at least double the minimum for clients to choose from.

San Jose, CA 95117

Why choose this provider?

Bryan Ly owns and operates his own photography company in San Jose to help people celebrate their important life events. He speaks some Khmer and Vietnamese because he was born in Vietnam and can help clients in those languages. He developed his passion for photography early in his life and studied the creative medium in college. Mr. Ly believes that since he enjoys celebrating his family and other significant moments in his life, that other people should be able to celebrate those moments as well and have high-quality pictures to remember them. Bryan Ly photography helps numerous individuals, and features completed snapshots so potential clients can determine if his style is the perfect fit for their event or family portrait.

San Jose, CA 95129 Rating

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5.0 (13)

Why choose this provider?

Mirror Image Photography provides unique wedding photojournalism and portraiture, and can also work for corporate events or family sessions. Many of the company’s packages include the skills of multiple photographers, digital files, print copies of the pictures, and custom albums that the clients can treasure afterward. The main photographer is Ron Griggs, who serves San Francisco, San Jose, and the surrounding communities. He and the other employees emphasize the importance of building relationships with their customers to help clients receive the kind of pictures they want, as well as to incorporate the important individualized details of their personalities. Many previous customers of Mirror Image Photography recommend the company to others because of their high quality, the friendliness of the staff, and their photographers’ accuracy in conveying their emotions through pictures.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Steven Cotton Photography
1777 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
Bryan Ly Photography
San Jose, CA 95117
Mirror Image Photography
San Jose, CA 95129


  • Introduction

    Because of the sheer number of weddings that happen each year, wedding photography is a booming industry. Couples engaged to be married should take great care in finding a wedding photographer before their big day that suits their style.

    Many people think all wedding photographers are virtually the same, but this is incorrect. Some photographers prefer unusual arrangements, angles, and uses of light in their images. They may also have unique styles and filters when editing wedding photos. This makes it very important if you're planning on getting married and looking for a photographer to take the time to find one whose style aligns with what you're looking for.
  • What does a wedding photographer do?

    Wedding photographers take pictures of the wedding ceremony, the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and the families of the bride and groom. They also often photograph the major events of the reception and the guests to help preserve memories of the entire affair.

  • What makes a good wedding photographer?

    A good wedding photographer can faithfully recreate special memories, taking care to capture the most important moments of the wedding and reception. They're able to fulfill the requests of the couple getting married and help them choose the best images from the event.

  • How do I pick a wedding photographer?

    Couples can find their wedding photographer by asking friends and family for recommendations or checking out local listings. It's important to review portfolios, pricing, and availability. When you've picked a few that pique your interest, speak to them in person to make sure they're a good fit.

  • What should I ask a wedding photographer?

    Before you make a final decision about your wedding photographer, you'll want to ask several important questions, such as:

    • Can we see your portfolio?
    • How many weddings have you shot?
    • How much do require for a deposit?
    • What packages are available in our price range?
    • What is your editing style?

  • How much does a wedding photographer cost?

    The cost of a wedding photographer depends on various factors, including their experience, photo packages, and the length of time you need them. According to, a wedding photographer can charge anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 for their services.

  • Why are wedding photographers so expensive?

    A wedding photographer's fee reflects their experience, training, and ability to fulfill your vision and requests. The time needed to complete the process for a single wedding makes a difference as well. For a standard eight to 10 hour wedding, a photographer may spend as much as double that culling and editing photos.